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Sunday, June 12, 2011
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On Friday, even though the weather was perfect, graduation was held indoors. Apparently, since the gymnasium is air conditioned it will always be indoors. I'm not sure why, as graduation is so much better outside.
I saw just under 200 students receive their diploma, listened to five speeches and pondered why no on in the administration was wearing a cap or a gown. Usually this is traditional attire. Especially for those who have reached the level of Doctorate of Education.
This graduation season I saw nearly 1400 students receive their diploma, listened to more than 30 speeches, saw grandmothers cry, heard bull horns blow, watched moms lovingly attach mortarboards, and saw dads waver between manly handshakes or big boisterous hugs.
My favorite quote from the last graduation I attended was spoken by the high school principal and was also the class motto. I think it is a fitting ending to my graduation posts.
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
How are you doing so far? Will once be enough?
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.